TREATY OF AMITY, COMMERCE, AND NAVIGATION BETWEEN HIS BRITANNIC MAJESTY, AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CONDITIONALLY RATIFIED BY THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES AT PHILADELPHIA, JUNE 24, 1795.

By: [JAY, JOHN]; THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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Book Condition: Very good +


Philadelphia: Printed by Lang & Ustick, for Mathew Carey, 1795. 8vo (5 3/8” x 8 5/8”). pp. 190 + 2 pp. publisher's advts. Dated Nov. 2, 1795 on the title page. Half modern calf over marbled boards; spine with four raised bands and red morocco spine label; matching silk ribbon marker.

On November 19, 1794 representatives of the United States and Great Britain signed Jay’s Treaty, which sought to settle outstanding issues between the two countries that had been left unresolved since American independence. A copy of the treaty, with Jay’s commentary, arrived in Philadelphia on March 7, 1795. Jay's Treaty passed the Senate on June 24, 1795, at which time it was made public. President Washington signed the treaty August 18, 1795, with the present November publication (referred to by Carey as a "second edition") actually an early second issue of the treaty, with the first issue being published by Henry Tuckniss in Philadelphia on August 12th.

As part of Jay's treaty, Britain agreed to evacuate the Northwest Territory (the area that became the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and a portion of Minnesota) by June 1, 1796; it also agreed to compensate for its attacks against American shipping and end its discrimination against American commerce; finally it granted the U.S. trading privileges in England and the British East Indies.

The book includes in its "copious appendix" a copy of the U.S. Constitution; a "Vindication of the Treaty" by Curtius (i.e. Noah Webster and jurist James Kent); "Features of Mr. Jay's treaty", by Alexander James Dallas; and much more.

A very good+ copy in a near fine modern binding; the lower corner of p. 55 is missing, but does not affect the text; a small nick to the fore-edge of p.63; two small repairs to the verso of the title page. From the library of Dr. Maximillian Zigler with his bookplate on the front pastedown. An attractive and clean copy of the treaty that established the base upon which America could build a sound national economy and assure its commercial prosperity.
Evans 29752; Howes T-341; Sabin 96577.

Title: TREATY OF AMITY, COMMERCE, AND NAVIGATION BETWEEN HIS BRITANNIC MAJESTY, AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CONDITIONALLY RATIFIED BY THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES AT PHILADELPHIA, JUNE 24, 1795.

Author Name: [JAY, JOHN]; THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Categories: EARLY AMERICAN IMPRINT, AMERICANA, [UNITED STATES - FOREIGN RELATIONS - TREATIES], [UNITED STATES - NORTHWEST TERRITORY], [UNITED STATES - COMMERCE, EARLY WORKS TO 1800],

Publisher: Philadelphia, Printed by Lang & Ustick, for Mathew Carey: 1795

Binding: Modern half calf

Book Condition: Very good +

Size: 8vo (5 3/8” x 8 5/8”)

Seller ID: 2870

Keywords: united states john jay treaty northwest territory commerce treaty